SPRINGBORO, Ohio (May 6, 2021) – Dave Bahr, PGA is our 2021 SOPGA Senior Individual Match Play Champion! The 5-seed Head Professional from Maketewah Country Club in Cincinnati, Ohio won the title after defeating Mike Thomas, PGA in the Final match.
Bahr’s journey to the title began with two matches where he was the top seed. In the first round, Bahr defeated Larry King, PGA 5&4, then went 1-up to win against Paul Hobart, PGA to advance. Bahr was the underdog in his Semifinal match against reigning champion Bob Sowards, PGA. Bahr & Sowards went 21 holes where Bahr won to advance to the Final round. Bahr claimed the title by winning the Final match 3&2 against Thomas.
Sixteen of Southern Ohio’s top Senior PGA Professionals committed to compete in the 2021 Senior Match Play Championship. Their rankings were based off of the 2020 OMEGA Senior Player of the Year points list. To view the full Senior Match Play bracket, click here.
Thank you to Bob Stephens, PGA and his team at Sycamore Creek Country Club for hosting the 2021 Senior Match Play Championship this week!